~~ A. C. Kinsey, The Kinsey Report ~~
Just when you thought it was safe to go outside….
Hajime…. Okay, so, here’s the deal. I’ll write ’em, you read ’em. Deal? Deal.
Of course, this presupposes I will be able to come up with something to write. Since that, at the moment, seems a rather remote possibility, we’ll cut this intro off before it gets rolling, keeping us trapped here again. So short, you’ll need to keep the oxygen handy…. It looks like this…..
Shall we Pearl?….
were thought to be insane
by those who could not hear the music.”
~~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~~
I’m in a mood, & when I’m in a mood, this is who I listen to…. Today, you can listen, too…. Even if you’re not in a mood…… Enjoy!….
~~ Edward Abbey ~~
The quote from Ed Abbey is a perfect lead for a rant on a subject I can write about endlessly, apparently. I’ve related any number of times how humanity needs to grow up, give up the illusions of their fearful youth, and learn to face the damn universe with some courage…. But, has anyone listened, other than the choir who end up here, listening to me preach? No, not really, for they don’t wish to hear they need to stop acting like children….
To save y’all from any further haranguing on this, I decided to sublimate, with some thoughts from historical figures, all of whom have seen the same issues during their own time on Earth, and wished to give warning to those who will not see…. There are only nine, so, don’t fret too much; besides, I know my Gentle Readers could, using these aphorisms, create the same rant I might have written, had I gone with the urge to do so…. Enjoy, if only for its brevity…..
“I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: ‘The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that’s fair.’ In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.” — Bertrand Russell, Education and the Social Order
“There are more stars known to exist right now than the total number of all the grains of sand on every beach in the entire world. With those kinds of odds, it would seem downright naive for someone to go to a beach in, say, some out-of-the-way inlet in Baffin Bay, stoop to pick up only one tiny grain of sand, and declare that that grain alone was the only place where life could exist.” — Hugh Downs
“If a million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.” — Anatole France
“Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.” — Noah Webster
“In this world of sin and sorrow, there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.” — H.L. Mencken
“Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth.” — Will Rogers
“Held to be a crime when committed by individuals, homicide is called a virtue when committed by the state.” — Obvious Bee
“Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on them [public offices], a rottenness begins in his conduct.” — Thomas Jefferson, 1799
“The purpose and function of government is not to preside over change but to prevent change. By political methods when unavoidable, by violence when convenient.” — Edward Abbey
“Is it not a noble farce, wherein kings, republics, and emperors have for so many ages played their parts, and to which the whole vast universe serves for a theatre?” — Michael de Montaigne — Essays, Book ii, Chap. xxxvi, Of the most Excellent Men
As noted above, I’m in a mood. In this mood, only one poet will do…. In fact, we’ll overdo, with two….
But perhaps ’tis well they’re not at Home
So intimate with Madness
He’s liable with them
Had we the eyes without our Head —
How well that we are Blind —
We could not look upon the Earth —
So utterly unmoved —
~~ Emily Dickinson ~~
Said Death to Passion
‘Give of thine an Acre unto me.’
Said Passion, through contracting Breaths
‘A Thousand Times Thee Nay.’
Bore Death from Passion
All His East
He – sovereign as the Sun
Resituated in the West
And the Debate was done.
~~ Emily Dickinson ~~
Easy money here, ffolkes. It’s just a classic nine-star pearl about living life large…. Well, I think so; if not, you tell me what it says….
You cannot rob me of free Nature’s grace,
You cannot shut the windows of the sky
Through which Aurora shows her brightening face;
You cannot bar my constant feet to trace
The woods and lawns, by living stream, at eve:
Let health my nerves and finer fibres brace,
And I their toys to the great children leave:
Of fancy, reason, virtue, naught can me bereave.
~~ James Thomson. The Castle of Indolence, Canto ii, Stanza 3 ~~
“Let honor be as strong to us an obligation as necessity is to others.” — Pliny the Elder
“Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.” — Marcus Aurelius
“Have the courage to live. Anyone can die.” — Robert Cody
“True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.” — Halifax
“Once, I read that a man be never stronger than when he truly realizes how weak he is.” — Jim Starlin, “Captain Marvel #31”
“The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.” — Confucius
“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. Life is no ‘brief candle’ to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it onto future generations.” — George Bernard Shaw
Listen to the DON’TS
Listen to the SHOULDN’TS
The IMPOSSIBLES, the WON’TS
Listen to the NEVER HAVE’S
Then listen close to me-
Anything can happen, child,
ANYTHING can be.
~ Shel Silverstein ~~
That went well, don’t you think? No? Well, I do, and guess who’s driving this bus? Yep. To keep with the tone set in the intro, I’m outta here. See y’all tomorrow, given the proper set of Time/Space coordinates….
and May the Metaphorse be with you;
Blessed Be, dearest Carole, Mark,Theresa, & Richy
and everyone else, too…
When I works, I works hard.
When I sits, I sits loose.
When I thinks, I falls asleep.
Which is Why….
Sometimes I sits and thinks,
I just sits.
gigoid, the dubious
The *only* duly authorized Computer Curmudgeon.
PLEASE STOP READING THIS MESSAGE NOW.
“SCRAM!!!!!!!!!!”- Oscar the Grouch
À bientôt, mon cherí….
A pound of wisdom is the cure of experience.. Thanks God.. for Google.. For i can find out if someone quoted the Universal Poet whose name is Truth and liGht.. first.. Or paraphrased.. Who resides in All experience.. Both human and other creature.. As is.. et..al..:)
As far as i and Madonna.. Know and feel.. This Truth and LiGht iS the True Timeless.. Ageless.. Illuminati.. Gifted by and to ALL THAT IS aka God and infinite numbers of other ‘bible’ metaphors.. Infinity grins with truth and LiGht.. iN uS..:)
Reference song by Madonna named ‘Illuminati’.. Highly inspirational for uS iN the REAL kNow and Feel of GOD.. The Universal Poet.. aka Emily.. Et..al..;)
Yes.. and God wInks.. Too..:)
That was rather short for me.. wasn’t iT..
And albeit dOne first in paragraph style..
lacking ‘normal’ punctuation of course
as semi-colons are silly to me..
as language doesn’t stop
and start iT flows
like a River..
style of living
this is a hiGhly
of words you bRinG
here.. like RinGs of
Lord.. so kNow that
i am not typing with
one finger on mobile now..
lacking the more creative
rest of my left hand too..
here’s more from me..
as you likely know..
Puff the Magic
now.. and wow wouldn’t
the thought/feeling of Jesus frolicking
instead of getting crucified for going
against the gRain of order then be so
much more deliGhtful.. i must agree..
that a purple dragon.. Jesus..
kinda like Barney.. is such
a nicer.. less sacrificing
story than a GOD man
nailed to a cross..
but the saddest
truth iS.. iF
made into a magical sacrificed
dragon.. his words.. whatever
is left of that UniVersal Poet
from his mouth would have
never been attributed to
him.. just to Emily
and infinite others
heRe and tHere and
everywheRe the UniVerse
SinGS free iN children
of and iS ALLTHATIS..
Christ.. that’s a cool
word for illuminati too..
as expresSinG as human
too.. and sure to make iT one
man iS insane.. but of course humans
have this thingy about Loving tHeir favorite
Quarterback of the local football team.. so
we have the sport of religion.. first to replace
football.. and Jesus to replace the favorite
Quarterback then and still now with
Football.. and favorite manly Quarter
backs too.. as that Tribal Instinct
thingy to conserve resources..
small or large.. is a mighty
powerful.. Nature thingy..
all Natural too..
the most ironic
pArt of all perhaps..
is it seems.. that if you
lived back in them days of
Jesus.. he probably would have
selected you as another one of
his politically incorrect against the
order of the day UniVersal poet dudes
too.. speaking of the wisdom that lives
within the experience of us.. with sure
that LiGht of Love stuff too.. as of
course it is the essence that
counts not the words
now or then…
only ironic of course..
for the label of atheist..
and on a personal note
speaking of dealing with
the order of the day.. my favorite
pArt of the two of three clinical letters still
assigning me to the lot of the permanently
disabled among us.. in one of those it says
‘he’ cannot function optimally in society.. of course
with diagnoses specific to the ‘mind’ issue of
Asperger’s and Bi-Polar NOS.. with one
Doctor narrowing iT down to type
one flavor.. technically that’s
true as far as paper work
goes.. and i have to
admit.. back in the
experience of Wisdom
too.. hiring someone with
Bi-polar.. and Autism..
would make me
too.. but i never wanted
to manage folks anyway for
reasons just like that..
here for all of
the human condition
to turn humans away on
the street.. as it were and
still is now.. overall.. at least..
but seriously how often when a child
is dropped in our cultures does that child
really get a chance to function optimally per all
his or her human potential.. it varies of course.. depending
on how closed-minded the culture is overall.. some folks..
particularly women.. are restricted to opening and
closing their legs.. insert penis.. in and out..
when reaching a certain age.. have children
and that’s it.. but of course not all
women are cut out to
rape.. suffer at the
mother who is not cut
out to nurture children.. and
then we get.. cold hearted kids both
in a genetic and environmental way..
future suicide bombers.. terrorists..
and perhaps serial killers too..
and administrators of
i don’t really
think i for one..
was cut out to have
kids either.. the sacred
clown thingy.. two spirit..
and all of that.. is obviously
my destiny now.. and that is
cool.. as appropriate social
roles are the path
who are fortunate
enough to fulfill tHeir
innate potential now..
and the greaTEst news
is.. the rebels.. of the world
are many of the one’s who bRinG
technological advancements to take
us way out of our restricted local areas..
no matter what country we are in.. to experience
MORE MORE MORE WISDOM AND TRUTH..
YES.. TRUTH AND LIGHT.. THE ILLUMINATI
AND CHRIST LIGHT
IN ALL OF US..
jesus.. i’m pretty
sure.. the real jesus
would be jumping up and
down.. saying.. see.. i told
y’all heaven was possible..
great job.. UniVersal
WE ARE FINALLY
FREE.. weLL at
i no longer function
according to the rule
and order of society
and as a final anecdotal
note.. as often happens when
i do my lap around the entire
Seville Quarter complex after
i rave dance for a solid three
hours with not even a
young folks in their
early 20’s come up
to get to know me a
in words more
than steps.. and they
often fist bump me first..
and most always tell me
that they wish so much they
could have fun in life all the time
like i do WITH ZERO EXCEPTION
ALWAYS LIKE A BRIGHT AND
SHINY STAR.. i’m para-
phraSinG a little
the look in tHeir
eyes.. when they too..
are feeling the truth and
liGht of me.. FACE TO
FACE.. EYE TO EYE
OF A PRESENT NOW..
and the truth and liGht..
IS.. no one.. and i do mean
NO ONE.. EVER WILL FORGET
THE LESSON i BrINg TO THEM..
THAT AGE.. GENDER.. DISABILITY
OR NOT FUCKING EVEN MENTAL
iS A BARRIER
HAPPIER THAN FUCKING
ANY FUCKING OTHER PERSON
ON THIS FUCKING PLANET NOW..
but of course i didn’t tale them that
free as GOD…
Crazy has its
Nice to see the metaphor in the title wasn’t wasted….
Always a great song, brother, whether prosaic or poetic….
Crazy is as crazy does, which is good with me; been there, done that, still have a t-shirt….
Goin’ to see my grandson in the AM…. early night for me….
Thanks…. Marilyn is cool….
I love her! She’s really intelligent, you know?
Thanks gigoid.. Just back from a half marathon dance in stores.. Hope you enjoy your visit.. With your Grandson.. smiles..:)